What is the importance of spelling?

For names to be stable it is important to determine the correct original spelling, recognise incorrect spellings and correct them if needed (Article 32). The rules are aimed at forming names in accordance with the principles of binominal nomenclature (Article 5) but avoiding unnecessary changes which would cause instability.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith